[ yuh-pok ]
/ yəˈpɒk /
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an aquatic Central and South American opossum, Chironectes variegatus (or minimus), having webbed hind feet and a grayish coat.
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Also called water opossum.
Origin of yapok
First recorded in 1820–30; after Oyapok, a river forming the border between French Guiana and N Brazil
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